What happened to hygiene?

  August 3, 2003 at 3:54 PM ET
  James     MuggleNet (via Sydney Morning Herald)

While the inclusion of Harry's showering habitsopens in new window every once in a while would be fine, I don't think Sheehan realizes that the mention of it every time he wakes up would become trivial.

The worldwide phenomenon that re-engulfed us on June 21, the latest instalment from J.K. Rowling's magical imagination, has gone quiet over the past month. Perhaps it's because millions of people, children and adults alike, have worked out that at the centre of the world's greatest ever publishing endeavour is a character is who is dull, dumb and dirty.

Underline dirty. The rot sets in early in the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Page 20: "Harry got slowly out of bed and started looking for socks. He found a pair under his bed [and] put them on ... When he was dressed he went down the hall into the kitchen."

Sheehan finishes the rest of this article with numerous one-line quotes from the books, highlighting his point of view.

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